Kilimanjaro is just the beginning of what you can experience in Tanzania
The country has the most robust wildlife populations in Africa and is home to the iconic Serengeti, among countless other wonders.
With over 30 years’ experience sending travelers exclusively to Tanzania, Thomson is the premiere Tanzanian safari outfitter. Enjoy bespoke tented camps in the heart of the wilderness, travel in customized vehicles loaded with amenities, and learn from highly-trained guides with over 10 years’ field experience.
We’ve developed the following Tanzania safaris specifically for Kilimanjaro trekkers. Celebrate your achievement by seeing more of Tanzania’s breathtaking beauty:
SAFARI EXTENSIONS IN TANZANIA
CRATER & PLAINS SAFARI
See the Great Migration and hundreds more species in breathtaking locations like the Serengeti and the lush Ngorongoro Crater. It’s the perfect complement to your Kilimanjaro climb!
Starting from $3,590 per person, double occupancy.
Relax on white sand beaches next to crystal-clear waters on this exotic spice island, located just off the coast of Tanzania. Tour fascinating historical sites in Stone Town. This island paradise is a perfect reward for your hard work on Kilimanjaro.
Recommended length: Five days. Prices start around $2,000 per person and vary based on accommodation.
ADDITIONAL POST-TREK EXTENSIONS
WILDLIFE & HIKING
RWANDA: GORILLA TRACKING
Journey into the forests of the Virunga mountains in search of some of the last wild gorillas. Your trek requires ample physical fitness, and sightings are highly probable. Time with the gorillas is limited so human presence will not disturb their fragile existence.
Itineraries include one, two, or three treks. Two-trek option from $6,500 per person, double occupancy.
WILDLIFE & HIKING
MAHALE MOUNTAINS: CHIMP TRACKING
Hike the stunning Mahale Mountains in search of the largest group of free-roaming chimps on earth. Luxurious accommodations along the shores of Lake Tanganyika offer a relaxing counterpart to physically challenging days.
Recommended length: 4-5 days. Starting from $6,500 per person, double occupancy.
MOUNT MERU CLIMB
Tanzania’s second-highest mountain reaches 14,979′ at its summit, and features rigorous trails, distinct climate zones, and unique plant and animal species. Climbing Kili’s “little sister” is a perfect way to acclimatize before your trek!
Treks start from $2,100 per person, double occupancy.
RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
This remote southern park is one of Tanzania’s most diverse. Look for rare species like wild dog and greater kudu on guided walks and drives. Comfortable accommodations overlook the Mwagusi Sand River, where elephants dig “wells” during the dry season.
Recommended length: 4-5 days. Starting from $3,500 per person, double occupancy.
See crocodiles, hippopotamus, and dozens of species drinking along the shore on a boat safari down the Selous River. Tanzania’s largest game reserve features diverse landscapes, from marshes to open plains to dense acacia forests.
Recommended length: four days. Starting from $2,500 per person, double occupancy.